• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.

Auction Update Review

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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

For the week ended Saturday December 13th 47 auctions were archived to the AED, 2 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,627,785 as 18,139 lots were offered and 12,949 sold for a 71.4% success rate.  These are numbers that no longer surprise.

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: $2,985,795
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: $2,367,181
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: $1,793,233
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: $1,713,916
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: $1,363,272
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: $1,232,537
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: $1,140,310
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: $1,133,321

10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 460.84%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 332.24%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 232.94%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 178.94%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 147.37%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 135.19%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 126.22%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 122.02%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 121.77%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 118.82%


13 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%


47 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 75.06%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on December 11th: 75.19%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on December 11th: 75.00%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5 on November 19th: 77.20%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 62.14%
Bonhams. Russian Books and Photographs on December 10th: 11.98%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: 71.29%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 75.96%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. The Library of Jean C. on December 5th: 47.86%
Binoche et Giquello. Maps and Antiquarian Books on November 7th: 45.38%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books on December 8th: 61.36%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: 58.60%
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 64.13%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 55.97%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 40.95%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: 67.51%
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: 72.59%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on December 9th: 50.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 9th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 8th: 55.56%
ALDE. Selected Books on December 8th: 74.23%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Salvador Dali Editions on December 8th: 50.85%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on December 6th: 44.16%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 76.54%
Tajan. Psychedelic Posters on December 5th: 58.76%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art -Photos on December 5th: 40.91%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 78.91%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 76.34%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on December 4th: 67.86%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 77.14%
Tooveys. Prints on December 3rd: 57.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on December 3rd: 63.46%
Eldreds. Fall Asian Art Auction on December 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 15th
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books. 337 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869. 138 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots

Tue. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 314 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 251 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 101 lots

Wed. Dec. 17th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 5 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts. 444 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 540 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 550 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography. 102 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection. 1 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History. 509 lots
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. 52 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Travel Posters from the Julius Paul Collection & A California Collection of Literary Posters. 393 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. A Celebration of Music. 165 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Golden Goose Press Archives - The Beat Generation. 1 lots

Thu. Dec. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 371 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 312 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 180 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 1. 542 lots

Fri. Dec. 19th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 2. 536 lots

Sun. Dec. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14.

The fall season will soon be silent as snowflakes.  Best of luck this week and, if your attention will soon shift to more personal matters, let me wish you our best,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000